Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Satan's Little Helpers by Louis Evan Palmer

This is "what if" time as in "what if they're right?" and "if so, how can that be?"

Let's start with "they" being the numerous sages who have claimed that what we see, hear, feel, smell & taste is an illusion. Note that it is not that it's like an illusion or that it's partly an illusion or that it's often an illusion. It is completely an illusion.

Let's add in the "they" who argue for the primacy of mind and theories about a holographic universe. Thought and feeling providing direction to the warp & woof of the world; providing impulse and fabric as well.

How does "god" or "true nature" or "supreme being" fit into this?

Here is a speculation based on various inputs & thoughts & intuitions.

Any name is too small to describe or contain or explain "true nature" and can only point at the inexpressible and ineffable suchness of it. It is all-encompassing, all-animating, all-sustaining, all-aware, all-knowing. It is beyond form and before form. It is everything and allows for everything. It is all forms yet it is no form. It gives rise to forms which is the appearance of forms which is what forms really are.

The creative force in any form (which includes energy and any created thing) is free will. The ability to choose and the fissioning of awareness gives rise to a universe. The power of individual minds to create singly or in consensus brings forth the forms of this universe. It is a dance, a concert, a choir. But none of the creation is "true nature". It is all the will and thoughts of the numberless entities that chose this or that. Wanting and desire is a choice. Loving and hating is a choice. Stars and planets are a choice.

How big is a mind? How powerful can a mind be? If this universe was created by mind and sustained by mind, could it be under the direction of a mind immensely more powerful than any one of ours, yet less than "god"? Can an entire universe be the "creation" of an extremely powerful entity? Is it necessarily a godlike production?

Satan is supposedly an entity that has a lot of Earthly power & influence. But what if it's much more than that? What if this whole universe is "his"? And we are here by our choice? And "the fall" is our decision to choose & cling to this universe & this world & this life. The problem being that while our minds & intentions drive the things of this universe, its entire substance & energy & being derives from "god" and our blindness & deafness of that is a lot of what traps us here and dumbfounds us.

So "god" is everything but demands that we create; we are the creators; "god" has no will - why would "he" or "she"? We think & intend & feel every form and relation and "god" actualizes it, becomes it. "god" gives us every single thing we want but we don't see it because we see only the forms and not the essence and the source. And the whole trick of this dimension of reality is to entrap beings, us, with the panoply of causality & beauty & horror & afterlifes & always having something to discover. It doesn't matter - the goal is to keep as many as possible for as long as possible. And to keep them thinking that this is the work of the supreme being. And to sing Satan's praises as "god's" - a beautiful sunset, a baby, a summer sky, birds on the wing, music, the stars. And to blame our own sins on "satan".

What if each & every aware being is completely connected to "true nature" or "god" because that is the nature of existence but we are being convinced or tricked into pouring our creative force, our mind & intentionality, into this universe; helping to sustain it and expand it; in effect, increasing its hold on us and ours, adding to the prison that binds us all?

"Here is the secret principle, without equal, the principle that calms all suffering, the truthful principle: Homage to you, knowledge that has gone, Gone beyond and beyond the beyond." — The Prajanaparamita’s Principle

Then this universe is the universe of the beings; this universe that we will & intend into existence is manifested by "god"; the evil in it is ours, the good as well, but "god" or "true nature" is beyond that, an infinite well of potential & form & relation, which we call up according to our motive & intent & understanding & wisdom.

With that view on things, a book like "Peter Pan" is a profound insight: "Think a happy Thought!"
Satan's Little Helpers, The Way It Can Be, Louis Evan Palmer,
Copyright Louis Evan Palmer 

He lives in Ontario Canada. His short stories have been published in numerous publications.



Anonymous said...

We did where is it?

Satan's Little Helpers

Anonymous said...

Or do we not count?
After all we inspired you and want our due credit, ASAP.


Anonymous said...


Well, Jeff censored us and now we think that is most unfair, in this day of information sharing.
Closing down the free flow of ideas, an open mind must consider if he is to grow spiritually

If I am a liar and untrue, why are the dissenters only able to use
hate and spitefullness to subjugate us?

Why not use the facts?
Because they have none, only showing they are bullies and thugs who what the throught never to be told to the common man.

As it stands we have won, Jeff has taken the comments down, he is afraid of mossad/adl types who intimidate him, so much for my thinking he was a freedom fighter,

The truth hurts and most would rather hear sweet lies, as I pull no punches he is unable to control , so censoring is his solution.

You share this GEM and I am happy to have read it here.

"Here is the secret principle, without equal, the principle that calms all suffering, the truthful principle: Homage to you, knowledge that has gone, Gone beyond and beyond the beyond." — The Prajanaparamita’s Principle

I hope you write again and that other take a serious interest in what you have to add, for you are
a good writer with an intelligent, open outlook.

I wish you the best and hope you enjoyed my writings too.

As much as I do yours.

Never will I break the Oath I gave.


Anonymous said...

Sorry for the typo's

You get the drift though, eh?

As dutch is my mother tongue it is not always easy for me.

Take care,

Anonymous said...

When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.

Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn whatever state I am in, therin to be content

Never bend your head. Hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.

People do not like to think. If one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not always pleasant.

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt within the heart.

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than exposure.

Helen Keller
US blind & deaf educator (1880 - 1968)


The Way It Can Be said...

Thanks for your comments.
It is an amazing coincidence that I'm reading Helen Keller's autobiography when I saw your quote of her.